I pass by the Sacred Earth Gallery on my drive to and from work. Its handful of artful cairns stand untroubled along the highway, seemingly magically misplaced in time and space. These carefully balanced stones speak the silent, Heart-centering language of the earth. Even travelling in my Honda at 45 mph, I can hear and feel their centripetal pull into Understanding. Understanding that simultaneously transcends and is applicable to human circumstances. The challenge, of course, is to seek and reveal it.
I’ve felt especially grateful moving through the territory of the Cairn’s the past few days. I’m in final negotiations for the dispensation of the property of the spiritual community of which I was long apart. However things work out, through all the inner and outer struggles, I’ve gained priceless understanding about balancing love with wisdom.
Love, as I’m using the word here, naturally embraces, cares, shares, seeks to uplift and to heal. When this love flows, one can’t help but smile and feel good. But seeing as our world is not one inhabited solely by unicorns and benevolent fairies, wisdom is essential for safeguarding and directing that love.
Wisdom (Knowledge gained by experience and applied with Heart) recognizes the defining resources and personality patterns involved in situations and prompts intelligent action infused with integrity.
Doubtless I have more to learn in balancing two of the Heart’s great forces, Love and Wisdom. But so far so good.
What stories do you have to share of Love and Wisdom’s interplay in everyday life?